Media Releases

Mar 29 2009 - 11:00pm
Vancouver Board of Education trustees today released the 2009/2010 Preliminary Operating Budget plan that proposes steps the school district might take in order to comply with the School Act and submit a balanced budget.
 
Mar 26 2009 - 11:00pm
ancouver Board of Education trustees are pleased the provincial government is investing more than $167 million towards ensuring Vancouver schools are seismically safe while also targeting funds for much needed new schools in the University of British Columbia area.
 
Feb 18 2009 - 12:00am
ancouver’s Board of Education is hopeful it will soon receive the government approval it needs in order to pass the capital project bylaw for new secondary and elementary school facilities within the University Hill Secondary School catchment area.
 
Feb 16 2009 - 12:00am
Vancouver’s Board of Education will keep all its schools open during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
Jan 30 2009 - 12:00am
The Vancouver Board of Education is opposed to the misuse of the data collected from the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) tests to rank schools in British Columbia.
 
Jan 12 2009 - 12:00am
Vancouver’s Board of Education trustees will sending a letter home to parents of Grades 4 and 7 students clarifying the process for a parent to request their child be excused from writing the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA).
 
Jan 9 2009 - 12:00am
A meeting of the Finance & Legal Committee (Committee V) will be held in Committee Room 110 of the Education Centre, 1580 West Broadway on Monday, January 12, starting at 5:30 p.m.
 
Jan 7 2009 - 12:00am
he Vancouver school district has been notified by its bus contractor, Cardinal Transportation, that students who require a wheelchair ramp to embark and disembark from school buses will not be picked up on Thursday, January 8, 2009.
 
Jan 5 2009 - 12:00am
All schools and Vancouver School Board worksites will be open today. All public meetings, classes and programs will be running, including before- and after-school care programs and night school courses.
 
Dec 19 2008 - 12:00am
The Vancouver school district has released details of the educational framework being proposed for the University of B.C./University Endowment Lands family of schools.
 
Dec 16 2008 - 12:00am
Vancouver’s Board of Education is calling on B.C.’s Minister of Education and the President of the BC Teachers’ Federation to take urgent action in finding a mutually agreeable solution to the outstanding issues related to the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA).
 
Dec 9 2008 - 12:00am
Trustee Patti Bacchus was elected chair of the Board of Education of School District No. 39 (Vancouver) at the board’s inaugural meeting Monday.